The meaning of Digitization simply means the process of converting information into a digital format.
The reasons for implementing a digitization project, or digital conversion of non-digital material, are to:
- To increase access: to allow users to access a library or archive specific material
- To improve services
- To reduce original material damaged with no back-up
- To give thecompany the opportunity to review development of its technical infrastructure and staff skill capacity
- Economic advantages of a shared approach